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Diplomacy is conduct of relations aimed at reconciliation: Vice President Ansari
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said that Diplomacy is the conduct of relations among political entities aimed at reconciliation and accommodation of viewpoints and interests. ANI

MEA"s Public Diplomacy Division gets coveted Social Media Award
The Public Diplomacy division of the Ministry of External Affairs was awarded the prestigious Awards 2011 instituted by Governance Now magazine for innovative use of social media and Web 2.0 tools in government. ANI

MEA advises some Indian expats to leave Yemen
The Indian Government on Friday said that in view of the evolving situation in Yemen, Indian nationals residing in Yemen, whose presence was not essential, particularly families, may consider leaving the country by commercial means available. ANI

Kapil Sibal meets Malaysian Deputy PM
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal met Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin. ANI

No immediate danger to India because of tsunami: Ashwani Kumar
Minister of State for Earth Sciences and Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar today assured the people not to panic on account of tsunami in Japan. ANI

Prithvi-II, Dhanush missiles test fired successfully
India on Friday successfully test fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles Prithvi-II and "Dhanush", both having a range of 350 kms, from separate locations off the Orissa coast. ANI

Samajwadi Party to move court against brutal cop beating
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday said that a list of officers who 'committed atrocities' against its workers on the 'orders' of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was being prepared and a case would soon be filed against them. ANI

PM condoles loss of life in Japan earthquake, offers help
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday condoled the loss of lives in the earthquake in Japan and offered help. ANI

CVC fiasco: PM's statement in Parliament incorrect, says Yechury
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Friday slammed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement in which he charged the then-Kerala Government with not informing him of cases pending against former Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P. J. Thomas. ANI

Girija Vyas calls for collective responsibility in combating crime against women
In the backdrop of the murder of 21-year-old Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar, National Commission for Women chairperson Girija Vyas on Friday urged the people to act together and responsibly to combat crime against women in the country. ANI

Manoj-Babli case: Punjab and Haryana HC commutes death sentence to life imprisonment
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has commuted death sentence of four convicts to life imprisonment including the prime conspirator, Ganga Raj, in the Manoj-Babli double murder case. ANI

2G Scam: CBI questions Karunanidhi's wife, daughter
DMK lawmaker and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and his wife Dayalu Ammal were today questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ANI

Jat protesters welcome BSP's support for reservation
Jat protesters on Friday welcomed Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) support for reservation of the community in government jobs and educational institutions. ANI

India expresses sympathy to Japan over quake,tsunami tragedy
India on Friday conveyed its sympathies to the government and people of Japan, hours after that country was ravaged by a severe earthquake and tsunami. ANI

Delhi Police identifies Radhika Tanwar's killer
Amid increasing outrage over the murder of 21-year-old Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar, Delhi Police on Friday identified her killer as Vijay alias Ram Singh, a 'mentally unstable' man who might have been involved in such an incident before. ANI

Patil urges Manipuris to maintain harmony for nation's progress
Emphasizing that sustained development can take place in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday urged Manipuris to maintain harmony, reject violence and join mainstream efforts, for the development and progress of the country. ANI

Shiv Sena youth activists attack Mumbai college
Yuva Sena activists on Friday attacked a college in Mumbai, over a demand to allow students to sit for examinations. ANI

No threat to India, says tsunami warning centre
Following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami reported today near the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, has informed that that tsunami threat does not exist in respect of India. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee announces substantial hike in MPLAD scheme
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announcing a substantial hike in the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme, on Friday said that each MP will get now five crores instead of two crores in the scheme. ANI

Black money case: Mumbai court grants conditional bail to Hasan Ali
A Mumbai court on Friday granted conditional bail to Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, who is alleged to have stashed away over eight billion dollars in Swiss banks. ANI

India-US Strategic Dialogue postponed due to assembly polls, WANA situation
The second India-US Strategic Dialogue, co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been postponed in view of the Assembly elections in India and the ongoing developments in West Asia and North Africa. ANI

CCS considers proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations: Krishna
External Affairs Minister SM Krishna informed that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met today and considered proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and off the Coast of Somalia. ANI

RSS apex body meets in Puttur in Karnataka
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is expected to start the process of electing BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate in Karnataka's Puttur town today, according to ANI

Maoists hindering development in Bankura
Villagers in West Bengal's Bankura district have blamed poor development and non-availability of facilities on Maoists. ANI

Dhanush missile test fired successfully
India on Friday test fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile 'Dhanush', which has a range of 350 km, from a naval ship off the Orissa coast. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to Chhattisgarh Govt. on Sen bail plea
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Chhattisgarh Government on the bail plea of civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and links with Naxalites. ANI

2G scam: CBI questions Kanimozhi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi is being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2G scam. ANI

College students block Delhi roads over Radhika murder case
College students and residents blocked roads in the capital on Friday in protest over the murder of 21-year-old Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar. ANI

Top Maoist leader killed in West Midnapore encounter
Midnapur, Mar 11 (AN): A top ranking Maoist leader Sasadhar Mahato was killed in an encounter with joint forces near the Jamboni Forest in West Midnapur District last night. ANI

Lee’s Summit School District Deploys SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall for Application Control and Intrusion Prevention
LinkedIn, Twitter. About Lee’s Summit School District Lee's Summit R-7 School District, partnering with families and the community, is committed to the academic, physical, emotional and social well-being of each student. Through continuous improvement we excel student achievement. Our success is realized as students become life-long learners and productive members of the global society Business Wire India

India’s E-Mail Archival Industry Potential Valued at $5 Million
Netcore solutions in association with IBM, today successfully organized India’s first email archiving summit in Mumbai. This conference focused on the importance of email archival from a Legal Compliance perspective as well as the potential of archival industry which is estimated around $5 million in India Business Wire India

Bajaj Electricals Partners with Vector Consulting Group to revamp its Supply Chain
Vector Consulting Group, one of the leading consulting firms specializing in Theory of Constraints (TOC) in India, has entered into a multi-year engagement with Bajaj Electricals Limited (BEL). Vector Consulting Group will be the implementation partner for transforming the supply chain of Bajaj Electricals using the TOC principles Business Wire India

Jersey Finance Establishes Dedicated Business Development Team in India
Jersey Finance has established a dedicated business development team in India ahead of the official launch of its representative office in Mumbai this month (15th March). Business Development Representatives Kapil Dua, based in Delhi, and Jyoti Tathgur, based in Mumbai, will both report to Sean Costello, Jersey Finance Limited’s newly appointed Head of Business Development for India Business Wire India

HP Pledges US$1 Million to Improve Science, Technology and Math Education in India
HP expanded its commitment to education today by announcing plans to initially invest US$1 million in support of a new Education Innovation Challenge Fund for India, led by a consortium of leading education organizations in India Business Wire India

New York State, United States - Partners India's Leading FDI Consulting Firm Sparta Strategy to Attract Indian Companies Seeking Corporate Expansion in the American Markets
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milon Launches its Circuit Training System in India- Now Super Fitness in Just 17.5 Minutes!
Time and Technology in fitness get a new definition today! milon, Germany's #1 Fitness Brand, today announces the launch of its fully electronic, first of its kind, circuit training equipment in India that promises Complete Excellence in fitness in just 17.5 minutes. India’s Leading Holistic Health Guru And Life Coach Mickey Mehta is milon’s Brand Ambassador Business Wire India

RockeTalk is the only Social Networking Application amongst the Top Finalists at the NDTV Gadget Guru Awards 2011
RockeTalk has proved its mettle once again, as the application has been declared in the top seven amongst the ‘Application of the year’ category at the NDTV Gadget Guru Awards 2011 Business Wire India

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